According to Wikipedia, bells are percussion instruments. They come in many sizes but are mostly the same shape, that of a hollow cup, with a clapper or uvula suspended from the middle. They are associated historically with religious rituals and, in addition, with the concepts of peace and freedom. The study of bells is called campanology and a set of 23 bells, spanning two octaves is called a carillon.
The biggest bell I have seen is the one ACDC uses for their song "Hells Bells."
These pictures were taken at their
recent concert at AT&T park. We were on the field and the bell moved out over the crowd. It was very impressive; however, recently the lead singer of ACDC was told by his doctor that if he didn't stop touring, he would lose his hearing. Wonder if so many trips hanging from the uvula in the bell (as in the video linked above) had something to do with that?
But the most exciting bells I like to hear are the ones when I am a winner at the slot machines! This was a recent win on Easter Sunday at Thunder Valley Casino. I think here was about 100 when it was finished. I've won $1000 once and believe me I listened to the bells the whole time! It was a thrill I'll tell you!
B is for bells. How about you? Got any favorite bells? Win a big jackpot? Love to hear about it.
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